A Statement from the Syracuse City School District Regarding ‘Cyber Event’

On Monday, July 9th the district experienced a cyber-event in which our computer files and systems were inoperable.  Since then the district has been working with cyber security and law enforcement professionals to restore their systems.  The SCSD have restored some of their back end systems (human relations, payroll, student management) and are still working on more public facing systems like the website and email systems.

At this time, the SCSD have no indication that any data was compromised but rather the attack froze the district from accessing our own systems.  For security reasons, the district has been advised not to provide any more information until the forensic audit is complete.

Multiple reports indicate the district has become a victim to ransom ware. We will continue to provide updates when more information becomes available.